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On Mandela Day, UN Chief Urges New Social Contract for New Era

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres gives the 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture virtually from New York. In an impassioned address, he challenges people and partners everywhere to combat the “inequality pandemic” a...

Weaving a Way to Independence

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In Kavumu, a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a young woman found a way to change her life. Neema joined a community project, where she learned how to read and write as well as to weave baskets. Co...

75th Anniversary of UN Charter

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Today we face a global pandemic. Hoje enfrentamos uma pandemia global. Worldwide, people rightly raise their voices against racism. Confronting problems is a start. But we also have to solve them. We have a timele...

The Voyager Golden Record: A reminder that we are all connected

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The Voyager Golden Record shot into space in 1977 with a message from humanity to the cosmos – and decades later, it stands as a reminder that we are all connected. The United Nations displays a replica of the Golden...

Haiti: Quality Maternal Care with Midwives

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In Haiti, where maternal mortality rate remains the highest in the Western Hemisphere, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) works with partners to address the shortage of qualified midwives, who are a key pillar in improvin...

International Women’s Day – UN Chief (8 March 2020)

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Video message by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General on International Women's Day. Gender equality is fundamentally a question of power. Transforming the balance of power is essential, not o...

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, 1920-2020

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Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, who served as United Nations Secretary-General for a turbulent decade beginning in 1982, has left a legacy of peace around the world through his efforts to foster dialogue, bring parties toget...

How we can prevent tomorrow’s genocides – a conversation with war crimes expert, Theodor Meron

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Judge Theodor Meron is World War II survivor who fled Poland after the Nazis invaded in 1939. He would later become a Judge for UN International Criminal Tribunals. Judge Meron tells us about the importance of heeding...

2020 United Nations New Year Message

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Video message by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the occasion of the 2020 New Year. --- From here at the United Nations, I join you in welcoming the New Year. We enter 2020 with uncertainty and ...

#Youth4Disarmament event engages youth champions in disarmament issues

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Today’s world is home to the largest generation of youth in history: 1.8 billion people. Young people around the world have a crucial role to play in securing our common future. That is why the United Nations Office f...

Fight Against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

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Gambian activist Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage. As UN Women’s Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, she is committed to ending FGM by mobilizing youth and r...

Camila Coelho: using fashion for a cause

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The United Nations hosted fashion designer Michael Kors’ campaign, ‘‘Watch Hunger Stop", this Monday 21 October 2019. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) partners with Kors for the seventh year to help provi...